A Message from Dean Faye Gilbert

Faye Gilbert

Dean Faye Gilbert

To me, the COBE community of faculty, staff, students and alumni are exemplars of education that works.

Our faculty and staff are invested in creating wonderful experiences: virtual opportunities connecting COBE students with peers in France, Germany, Ireland or Africa, directed study and applied projects on behalf of regional organizations and companies, and the spirited, challenging classroom interactions that encourage intellectual growth.

My COBE pride is based on such student achievements as the Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization’s performance at the RISE XI conference, where it was named No. 1 in the Value Added category; and the experiential learning work of COBE students on behalf of nonprofit organizations. COBE students bring a strong work ethic and an earnest desire to contribute. At COBE, we nurture their confidence and drive them to become successful while preserving their core values.

The success and contributions of COBE’s more than 12,000 alumni are another source of pride.  COBE graduates are leaders in global firms, corporations and dynamic new ventures. Many of them are active supporters of RU and COBE. They enhance the COBE learning experience as members of the advisory council and visit campus as sponsors of events such as Experience Business Casually and the Global Capitalism Speaker Series or as participants in the COBE Speaker Series. 

I am proud of this community and, as dean, am committed to helping COBE’s exceptional business education—founded on a solid core within the liberal arts—to flourish. I invite you to experience business with us: actively, globally, entrepreneurially.